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On October 13, 2021, the EEOC once again issued updated FAQs concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, among others, to issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Large employers should soon have specific guidance on complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine and testing mandate.
The Massachusetts Department of Family Medical Leave (DFML), which administers the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law in Massachusetts has published important information regarding an increase in the amount of weekly benefits available in the upcoming year.
The renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku joins Fox Forum to discuss immortality, time travel, whether we are living in a simulation, string theory, when AI and the robots will take over, and the inventions that could change our lives.
As critical product shortages arose during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance documents outlining temporary policies that allowed non-drug manufacturers to produce alcohol-based hand sanitizers and alcohol for use in such hand sanitizers.
As COVID-19 vaccination mandates continue to increase across the country, employers are legally required to manage, and in some cases accommodate exemption requests
The Second Circuit held recently that the screenwriter of the pop culture classic “Friday the 13th” did not write the Screenplay as a work made for hire, and, as the author of the work, could regain U.S. ownership rights to the work.
On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published its Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors that set forth the requirements for a covered contractor.
Business owners of entities classified as partnerships or S corporations should take note of a potential opportunity to reduce U.S. federal income taxes through a state tax election to pay state income tax at the entity level.
In a positive development for employers faced with competing Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions, on September 30, 2021, the California Court of Appeals (Second District, Division Four) held in Turrieta v. Lyft., Inc. that ride-share drivers who sued the ride-share company in separate PAGA
On September 27, 2021, a substantive amendment was approved by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) in an emergency rulemaking action.
On October 5, 2021, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced the Biden Administration’s highly-anticipated China trade policy.
A federal district court judge recently dismissed infringement claims brought against Disney and Pixar over the daredevil character Duke Caboom featured in Toy Story 4.
In this WorldSmart podcast, Arent Fox’s Senior International Advisor, Richard Griffiths, sits down to discuss the firm’s Sovereign Representation Group and its presence in the international market with the International Group’s Co-Chairs Hunter Carter and Malcolm McNeil.
Last week, in a memorandum to NLRB regional directors, officers in charge, and resident officers, Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo said scholarship athletes who generate millions for their schools “are employees under the NLRA.”
On September 29, 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (UK FCA) proposed that synthetic LIBOR rates (i.e. ‘Zombie’ LIBOR) be published next year for certain currencies, for a maximum of ten (10) years.
In this installment of the Inside DC podcast, DC Business & Policy Partner Jon Bouker recaps the FY2022 budget and looks ahead to the DC Council’s fall agenda with Partner David Grosso and Senior Government Relations Director Oliver Spurgeon.
In a Notice of Inquiry, the FCC is requesting public comment in a proceeding that will help determine the scope and nature of regulation of the “Internet of Things” for the next several decades.
Importers should be prepared for increased forced labor actions (including new Withhold Release Orders and product import bans) in connection with products from Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.
Personal information is one of the most valuable assets held by any organization. When dealing with employee benefits, the type of personal information managed is quite sensitive and, therefore, requires a heightened level of care and an increased value.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a preliminary injunction issued in January 2020 that prohibited California from enforcing Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”), which barred employers from requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.